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The Girlie Show: Femme Fatal Burlesque Circus
Bearded Lady Productions


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  • The Girlie Show: Femme Fatal Burlesque Circus
  • Bearded Lady Productions
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Portland , OR
  • Project Begins: Aug 19, 2018
  • Project Ends: Sep 1, 2018
  • Project Website

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  • Contact Person: Jamieson Lindenburg or Ann Cornelius
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  • Prefered method of submission: Email

The Girlie Show is about celebrating the female body's strength and vulnerability through circus, music and comedy. Burlesquing society's view on gender and the choices we make in our daily lives based on sexual identity.

Burlesque comes​ from the Italian word "Burlo" which means to joke or jest. A classic art-form that birthed many modern theater genres such as Vaudeville and Cabaret. Our goal when creating "The Girlie Show" in 2003 was to act as preservation for Burlesque. To breathe new life into one of the oldest forms of American entertainment.

Over the years, "The Girlie Show" has taken on a new form by adding circus elements which showcase the power and strength of the female body.

"I like to create images on stage that are vibrant , imaginative and sexy. A gender-bendy, thought-provoking show that is tongue and cheek. This is everything Burlesque means to me. A beautiful, yet grotesque mirror held up to the audience Burlesquing our current affairs.

So many of us only identify Burlesque with a certain era that included women stripteasing their clothes away. Burlesque is so much more. "The Girlie Show" pays tribute to the early roots of all modern entertainment like Tableaux, Vaudeville, Cabaret, Operettas and Musical Theater . I think it's important to pay respect, preserve and keep things moving who doesn't love a sparkling set of pasties? "

- Director and Creator Jamieson Lindenburg


Other details:
This will be at the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland Oregon.
This is a very quick process, so the schedule is as follows:
Rehearsals Aug 19-28
Wednesday Aug 29 @ 8pm
Thursday Aug 30 @ 8pm
Friday Aug 31 @7:30pm and 10pm
Saturday Sept 1 @7:30 and 10pm


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Must be comfortable performing in High Heels. Commercialized Dance style, based on a bit of Burlesque, Jazz and Urban styles. VERY character driven. Looking for personality. all sizes and gender.
prefer 21+
Must have housing in Portland.

Audition/Interview Dates:
video submission only

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
a short combo will be sent to those select dancers for callback

Audition Requirements:
1. Email Subject: The Girlie Show- DANCER SUBMISSION
2. Name
3. Headshot and Full Body Photo
4. Short video link or demo reel of dancing
5. Your availability for Aug 19th-27th
6. Confirm you are available for the Show Run: Aug 28th- Sept 1st
7. Height
8. Phone number
9. Add dance resume or note previous training and experience performing
Select dancers will receive a short combo to learn as we make our final decisions.

Monetary compensation:

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